Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Bookmark Gift Cards by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I share three Bookmark Gift Cards using Sweet Dixie Christmas Swags Stamps  from Personal Impressions 2016 Christmas Collection.
Designed by Lindsay Mason 

The stamp set consists of three Christmas swag stamps between 5"- 5.5" in length. 

Each swag was stamped onto cream card using Onyx Black Versafine and embossed using Sweet Dixie Ultra Fine embossing powder and coloured with wink of stella brush pens to add a little Christmas sparkle.

Mat and layered each bookmark is around 2" by 7" in dimension.

Using Kraft Card I made a DL card 3"- 8" 

Corner punched black card was layered onto gold card then glued to the DL card. 

The bookmarks are held onto the card by the slots created by the punch,
this makes the bookmark easy to remove if the recipient wishes to use it.

I added ribbon to my Bookmarks but you can adapt yours however you please.

Thank you again for sharing your time with me, 
I hope you have been inspired by my bookmark gift card.

Creative hugs from Tracey xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Decorative Snow Tree Candle by Tracey Fairgrieve

Decorative Snow Tree Candle

This Friday I'd like to share a simple scented candle decorated using Sweet Dixie *Snow Trees* Stamps Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions.

The tree has been stamped onto tissue paper using versamark embossing ink and heat embossed using Sweet Dixie Green Super Sparkles embossing powder. The tree has been cut out and positioned  onto the candle; by gently heating with a heat tool the image sinks into the candle as the wax warms. 

Using Sweet Dixie Gold Super Sparkle the process was repeated for the Star and *Peace on Earth* sentiment from the snow trees stamp set.
As this candle was created for decorative use *only* Gemstones & Sequins have been attached using Gem Tack. The finished design would fit any home during the festive season or make a super handmade gift.

All wrapped to give with a bow on top, the gift tag has been made using the small tree stamp also included in the Snow Trees Set.

Please remember that this candle is for decorative use only and not for burning. If you do decide to make and give as a gift it would be advisable to pass on this safety information to the person on the receiving end.

Thank you for taking a peek and sharing your time. 
Creative Hugs Tracey xxx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Playing In The Snow! by Teresa Morgan

This cute little snowman is such a happy chap, I decided to give him some snowballs to play with…

The card is a simple design: I stamped the snowman with Memento ink and coloured him with Copics. I used a fineliner pen to draw in the ground and added some Stardust Stickles to his hat and the snow.
Some glue dots hold the mini pompoms in place and the sentiment is attached with 3d foam for a bit of dimension.

Stamps Used:

Happy Snowmen

Useful Links:

Personal Impressions Website

Lindsay Mason Designs Blog

Friday, 30 September 2016

Sweet Dixie Border and Tag Stamps by Tracey Fairgrieve

Sweet Dixie Border and Tag Stamps Designed by Sue Dix

Today Tracey brings to you a selection of projects created using Sue Dix Sweet Dixie Floral Christmas Border and Tag Stamps (SDCSA6076)  from Personal Impressions.

The stamp set consists of one Border stamp, one tag stamp, two sentiments *Christmas Wishes and With Love* and also included are word stamps saying to and from, all you will need to create your own Christmas Tags.

The Tag stamp was used to create a 4.5"x 3" mini card, perfect size to use as a Florist card. The image was stamped on to Kraft Card and coloured with Promarkers. The centre of the tag stamp is blank so you could personalise this with your own sentiment or even a name, I chose to use the Christmas Wishes Stamp included in the set,

The image stamps crisp and clear and looks just as good uncoloured. With this tag I have used the *With Love* sentiment included in the set, perfect to use as a gift tag or an embellishment for a card.

Finally I have used the border stamp to create a bookmark and as you can see it is a considerable size. Stamped onto Kraft Card and coloured with Wink of Stella brush pens these give a beautiful sparkle. The bookmark has been cut to size and pierced around the edge for decoration. 

I covered the bookmark with versamark clear embossing ink and embossed using Sweet Dixie High Gloss embossing powder this not only intensifies the colour and sparkle of the colouring  but also makes the bookmark much more durable. A hole was punched into the bookmark and ribbon added to finish.

A handy Christmas set i'm sure any stamper would welcome in their collection.
Thank you for sharing your time.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Merry Little Robin by Teresa Morgan

Did you miss me last Monday? So sorry to those of you who were looking forward to another Christmas project. I am back from my holiday and just about caught up with everything now!!
Today I have used another wonderful set of stamps designed by Lindsay Mason for Personal Impressions. I love the little string of bunting in this set….

I stamped the jolly robin on his branch and then masked him off to stamp more branches around the lower half of my card.

I stamped the bunting several times across the top and then stamped it three times onto a spare piece of card so I could cut it out and layer it with 3d foam.

I used Memento ink to stamp with and Copics and Promarkers to colour in the images.

Stamps Used:

Merry Little Robin

Useful Links:

Personal Impressions Website

Lindsay Mason Designs Blog

Friday, 23 September 2016

A little piece of Tracey Fairgrieve

Autumn such an inspirational season with its changing colours.. my favourite time of year.
This little canvas is my preparation for a project in the making as I have plans to create this on a much grander scale, but for the moment its just a 5" x 7" canvas.

Stamps used are Personal Impressions Zendoodle Leaves PICSA6425 which consists of four leaf outline stamps Designed by Lindsay Mason
Each leaf design has been stamped multiple times onto Sweet Dixie smooth card. Ranger Distress ink in Autumnal colours has been blended over the stamped leaf images and sprayed with water, when the water droplets are lifted this leaves a spotted blotched effect.

The leaves have been cut out and their veins scored using a ball tool. The leaves have then been glued onto a 5x7 canvas which has been prepared with texture paste and painted with a combination of DecoArt Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna and Hansa Yellow Paint. A good coating of Mod Podge helps to seal the finished canvas along with a tiny ladybird.

Thank you for checking out my little piece of Autumn.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Tipsy Snowmen...

New Beginning.. a space to create.. Chase your passion...follow your bliss...: Tipsy Snowmen...:

The weather can be most unpredictable but here in the West Midlands the past few days have been quite pleasant.... So in complete contrast let me cool you all down and introduce another stamp set *Tipsy Snowmen* designed by Lindsay Mason from her 2016 Christmas Sweet Dixie collection from Personal Impressions.

This set consists of one large snowmen image and two good sized sentiments. I fell head over heels with this set when I first saw it and couldn't wait to have a play. I chose to design a 6x6 hanging plaque. As the keyword for this set is *Tipsy* for me the background had to be a Pub or Bar... I have hand drawn glasses and bottles of booze to create the background and used Letraset promarkers to colour and shade.
The snowmen have been stamped three times so heads and hats could be cut out and layered to give definition. The snowmen themselves need minimal amount of colouring just add a splash of colour and sparkle to jazz up their woolly attire. A layer of Matt Mod Podge has been applied all over to seal the cut out snowmen securely onto the plaque.

I sanded back black glossy card to give a chalk board effect then stamped and embossed the sentiment with Sweet Dixie Basic White Embossing Powder. String was attached to hang the mini Christmas sign onto the main plaque.
Happy Snowmen sat behind the bar enjoying the festivities.. A must have set for all Snowmen fans!!
Thank you for sharing your time, I hope you have been inspired..
Creative hugs from Tracey xxx